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Guest contributor Grace Elizabeth Stewart reflects on the peculiarities of Psalm 119 in its capacity as one of the more idiosyncratic portions of the Bible.
the issue at hand is not so much the depiction of Muhammad itself that is particularly worrisome (faithful and intelligent Muslims would likely say that the individual displayed is not Muhammad by any stretch of the imagination), but rather the inflammatory nature of the cartoons depicting him and the lack of respectful dialogue that precludes community cohesion and rather incites social discord. Free speech should be a means to a better world, not an end in and of itself.
‘So, while some might find it tempting to celebrate the results of the recent election as a victory, it seems to me that there is a glaring issue being ignored. History suggests that US electoral politics behave like a pendulum. Partisan electoral victories lead to political resentment on the losing side, culminating in retributive rallies 4-to-8 years down the line in a samsaric cycle of escalatory retaliation. We have a deeply rooted problem, in this country, with coexistence and reconciliation.’
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